Safe Use of Portable Ladders


This poster is also available from the Union Office or your onsite OH&S Rep.


The following information will help you determine whether a ladder is the right tool for the job, what you should look for when purchasing or selecting a ladder and how to safely use and maintain a ladder.

Safe work method for working at heights and ladder use

To view the WorkSafe guidance note, click here.

The guidance note has been developed in response to the recommendations contained in the findings of the Coronial Inquest into the death of Keith Dickman. To get a full appreciation of the importance and relevance of this guidance note, click here to download the findings of the Inquest.